The 2024 South Australian Band Championships

Our State Championships provide a wonderful opportunity for member bands and players to perform music that will test them in a friendly competition format.  It also provides a unique opportunity for audiences to hear our bands at their very best, and to see what SA banding has to offer.

Schedule & further details will be circulated to bands in the coming weeks including links to register your band's entry.

Date:    Sunday 25 August 2024
Time:   TBC (approx 9am - 7pm subject to entries)
Venue: Walford Anglican School For Girls
Band Entry Fee:  $150

Admission Fee (General Public):  $10

All contest & player registration enquiries should be directed to  

Contest Guidelines can be found here
Form 1 & Form 3 are available via online forms.
Form 4 - Stage Plan please mark chair and stand locations as well as any power requirements
Player permit form is available 

* There will be no marching component.
* Entertainment Program (optional) will be adjudicated separately on entertainment and overall performance and will not form part of the Championship scoring. Information regarding this will be provided to bands separately.

Schedule & further details will be circulated to bands in the coming weeks.

Test Pieces

A Grade Brass
Diversions on a Bass Theme - George Lloyd, Publisher:  Just Music UK. (12mins.)
B Grade Brass 
Lakeland Variations - Philip Sparke, Publisher: Anglo Music. (11mins.)
C Grade Brass
Beecher Variations - Stephen Bulla, Publisher: De Haske. (8mins)
D Grade Brass
Resilience - Perera Adrian. (11mins)
Publisher can be found as link below:
A Grade Concert
"J" - Julie Giroux (10.5min)
J by Julie Giroux
B Grade Concert
Suite Francaise for Band - Darius Milhaud (17 minutes)
Suite Francaise – Darius Milhaud | The University of Melbourne Wind Symphony (
C Grade Concert
Where Noone Has Gone Before - Erika Svanoe (8min)

Where No One Has Gone Before for Concert Band (
D Grade Concert
Terpsichorean Dances - Jodie Blackshaw (8min)
Terpsichorean Dances — Jodie Blackshaw | Composer

Time Limits:  The following time limits apply to bands participating in the Championships.

Championship Pieces
 Duration (Limit)
Hymn / Sacred Item
All Grades
6 minutes
Stage March
All Grades
~5 minutes
Entertainment Program*
Max Ent. Program Duration
All Grades
10 minutes

Important Key Dates for​ Forms & Entries:   

Friday 12th July (COB)
All Band & Player Renewal, Registrations & Clearances received

Friday 19th July (COB)
Form 1 – Entry & Music Advice form completed

Friday 7th Aug (COB)
Form 3 –Declaration & Player details
All Permits received
Copies of music scores and Stage Plan

Sunday 18th August
All Entry, Band & Player Registrations finalised & Payments received and confirmed.

** SABA expects all forms and payments to be submitted on time.


2024 Sponsors
If you would like to be a sponsor and appear in the official program please contact the SABA President, Bruce Raymond

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